Native valve endocarditis due to a novel strain of Legionella

Meghan M. Pearce, Nicole Theodoropoulos, Gary A. Noskin, John P. Flaherty, Mary E. Stemper, Teresa Aspeslet, Nicholas P. Cianciotto, Kurt D. Reed*

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Legionellae are Gram-negative bacteria which are capable of causing disease, most commonly in the form of pneumonia. We describe a case of native valve endocarditis caused by a Legionella strain which by genotypic (16S rRNA and mip gene sequencing) and phenotypic analyses is unlike previously described strains of Legionella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3340-3342
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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